NPORS - Ride On Roller

Course Aims

The NPORS Ride On Roller course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating a ride on roller in order to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS Theory and Practical Tests.

Course Content

  • Identify the basic construction, purpose and function of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.

  • Identify and comply with manufacturers’ instructions in accordance with the operator’s handbook, other information sources and applicable legislation. 

  • Carry out all necessary plant equipment pre-use and running checks. 

  • Set the roller for site travel. 

  • Travel over differing types of terrain, including undulating ground. 

  • Manoeuvre in confined areas using forward and reverse direction. 

  • Set the roller for compaction duties. 

  • Prepare an area prior to compacting, i.e. traffic/personnel management etc. 

  • Compact different materials to given instructions. 

  • Compact up to supported and unsupported edges, against radii and around obstructions 

  • Place the roller in an out-of-service condition. 

  • Recognise compacted and uncompact areas.

  • State conditions that may cause instability of the ride on roller. 

  • State safety procedures when working up to unsupported edges. 

  • Explain safety procedures when compacting on inclines. 

  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures on and off a transporter. 


Duration of Training

Depending on experience.

Novice training 3-5 days.


To achieve the NPORS Operators Card candidates must pass both the NPORS Theory Test and the Practical Test.

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